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Stage 19 - Prediction

Jul 22, 2009
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Many people see today´s stage as rather "transisional" stage, meaning it is not so hard and will suit some escaping group rather that some GC-contenders would try to attack and gain some time. Especially since GC-riders would like to recover after TT and before Mt. Ventoux.
However, when I see the profile, the last climb could be as hard as on sunday´s Verbier climb - so do you think that maybe the Schlecks, if they feel fine, or maybe Armstrong or Nibali would try to attack today anyway?